Epilepsy surgery is a well-established treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy, with awake craniotomy being used in certain cases to remove epileptogenic foci while preserving crucial brain functions. We are presenting the first reported case from Pakistan of a 19-year-old woman who underwent awake epilepsy surgery to treat cortical dysplasia. She had a history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures since her childhood and was referred to our clinic due to an increase in seizure frequency. EEG and MRI identified the epileptogenic focus in the right parieto-temporal region. The patient underwent a neuro-navigation guided awake craniotomy and an excision of the epileptogenic focus in the right parieto-temporal region. The procedure was carried out using a scalp block and dexmedetomidine for conscious sedation, enabling the patient to remain awake throughout the surgery. Intraoperative mapping and electrocorticography were used for complex multidisciplinary care. Post-resection corticography showed no spikes along the resected margins. The patient was discharged without any complications and remained free of symptoms a year after the surgery. Awake epilepsy surgery is a viable option for removing epileptogenic foci while preserving vital cognitive functions. However, it is seldom used in low- and middle-income countries such as Pakistan. The successful outcome of this case underscores the need for greater awareness and availability of epilepsy surgery in resource-limited settings. Cost-effective measures, such as using small subdural strips for intraoperative localization, can be implemented.Copyright © 2023 The Korean Brain Tumor Society, The Korean Society for Neuro-Oncology, and The Korean Society for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.